Augustine Paredes is a multi-disciplinary artist questioning what it means to desire in the light of love, loss, and longing. His lyrical, contemporary, and sensuous visual narratives are derived from migration, South East Asian consciousness, and queer gaze. 

He is an alumna of Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship, Campus Art Dubai, and International Summer School of Photography, and has been nominated for 13 Artists Awards, World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. He has been exhibited in the Philippines, Malaysia, Latvia, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates. 

He is an author of self-published books: Conversations at the end of the universe (2020), Long Night Stands With Lonely, Lonely Boys (2021), Happy to be here to be happy (2022).

He is a co-founder of Sa Tahanan Collective along with artist and curator Anna Bernice, they aim to create a platform for Filipino art and creatives through exhibitions, art sales, and collaborations.

As a commercial photographer, he is represented by Dubai-based studio, Seeing Things and has worked with brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Puma, Adidas, Nike, and are featured in publications such as New York Times, Vogue, GQ, Elle, Der Grief, Canvas Magazine, Cosmopolitan Philippines, and MEGA Man Magazine.

For press and features, find a list below.

Artist Portrait by Hassana Arif

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Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
Ateneo de Davao University
2010 — 2014

Residencies & Fellowships

Royal Commission of AlUla: AlUla Artist Residency (2022)

Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship Cohort 8 (2021)

Warehouse 421 x Gulf Photo Plus (2020)

Campus Art Dubai 7.0 (2019)

International Summer School of Photography (2018)


The Bitter Taste of Sweetness (2022, 200 Editions)

Happy to be here to be happy (2022, 100 Editions)

Long Night Stands With Lonely, Lonely Boys (2021, 500 Editions)

Conversations at the end of the universe (2020, 100 Editions)

Cooking Adobo In The Hea(r)t of Dubai
(2019, 20 Editions)


Seeing Things Photographic Studio (UAE)
2019 - Present

Coffee Communications (UAE)
Art Director
2017 - 2019

The Huntr
Contributing Writer, Photographer
2017 - 2019

Art Personas Inc. (PH)
Art Director, 2016

Photowall (SE)
Photo Editor, 2015 - 2016

LIEU Magazine (PH)
Creative Director, 2013 - 2016


Solo Exhibition: Paradise 4Ever
Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, UAE

The Bitter Taste of Sweetness
Royal Commission of AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Goethe Institut: Love Labor Leisure
Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

Between the Sky and the Earth: Contemporary Art from the UAE
Middle East Institute, Washington DC
USA, 2021

As We Gaze Upon Her
Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi, 2021

Made In The Emirates?
Sotheby's DIFC, Dubai, UAE

Slouching Through Bedspaces
Goethe Institut, Dubai, UAE 2021

Mina Zayed: Reflections on Past Futures
Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi, 2020

The Disappearing Art Show
Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, 20201

Sa Tahanan Co. Exhibit No. 1
Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, 2020

Common Threads: Year of Tolerance
Dubai International Airport, UAE, 2019

Long Night Stands With Lonely, Lonely Boys
OBSCURA Festival of Photography
Penang, Malaysia 2019

Long Night Stands With Lonely, Lonely Boys
This Is Important Group Show at ISSP
Zalenieki, Latvia 2019

Record Record: Long Night Stands With Lonely, Lonely Boys
Tarzeer Pictures
Manila, 2019

Cooking Adobo in the Heart of Dubai
Art Dubai, Dubai, 2019

No Place Like Home
Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, 2018

PhotoMa Exhibit
Manila, 2017

Castlemaine State Festival
Australia, 2017

SOLO: How Strangers Meet
Photography Exhibit,
Manila, 2016

Open Wall, Open Studio: Art Fair PH Beyond the Link
Thousandfold Gallery
Manila 2016

Art Dubai,
UAE 2015

FotoSemana Manila,
Thousandfold Gallery
Manila 2015

98B Collaboratory
Manila 2015

SOLO: We Are Water
Photography Exhibit,
Davao City 2015

SOLO: Edge of Seventeen
Photography Exhibit,
Davao City 2012